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A Tripartite Concept of a Remote-Copilot Center for Commercial Single-Pilot Operations

Schmid, Daniela and Korn, Bernd (2017) A Tripartite Concept of a Remote-Copilot Center for Commercial Single-Pilot Operations. In: AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech at Aerospace, 2017. AIAA SciTech Forum 2017, 08.-13. Januar 2017, Grapevine, Texas.

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Abstract

Existing manned cockpit operations consider the reduction of the team of pilots to one pilot to save costs, improve crew scheduling and aircraft availability. However, safety concerns have so far prevented the introduction of single-pilot flights in commercial aviation. This study seeks to address these concerns by offering an alternative tripartite concept for commercial single-pilot operations including a remote-copilot center. The main focus is on the ground station. Different kinds of remote-copilots and ground-operators support the single-pilot: a departure remote-copilot, an arrival remote-copilot; and different cruise remote-copilots/ground operators, who serve as specialist in their field of operation. A socio-technical system is defined which has the potential to deal with several issues arising in commercial single-pilot operations (SPO). Pilot incapacitation, flight length, and training are discussed. On the basis of the proposed tripartite function allocation on a higher level, a first step towards SPO in commercial aviation is made.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/109293/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:A Tripartite Concept of a Remote-Copilot Center for Commercial Single-Pilot Operations
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Schmid, Danieladaniela.schmid (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Korn, BerndUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:January 2017
Journal or Publication Title:AIAA Information Systems-AIAA Infotech at Aerospace, 2017
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:single-pilot operations, remote-copilot, ground station
Event Title:AIAA SciTech Forum 2017
Event Location:Grapevine, Texas
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:08.-13. Januar 2017
Organizer:American Institute Of Aeronautics And Astronautics
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Human factors and safety in Aeronautics
Location: Braunschweig
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Flight Control > Pilot Assistance
Deposited By: Schmid, Daniela
Deposited On:01 Nov 2017 17:23
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:06

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